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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Lota is 3,604, with a population density of 17.86 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Lota is bounded by a line running continuous of Britannia Street, Britannia Street and Royal Esplanade in the north, Moreton Bay in the east, Lota Creek in the south, and a line running continuous of Empire Avenue, Empire Avenue, Muriel Avenue and Whites Road in the west.

Name origin

Lota is named after an early property in the area. It was originally known as Tingalpa Creek.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for crop farming and grazing. Population was minimal until the late 1800s when land was subdivided, with growth continuing through to the 1920s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population has increased slightly since the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Lota is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Wynnum Hospital, Melaleuca Environmental Park, Bill Lamond Park, Don Randall Oval, Fig Tree Point and one school.

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